Resource Guide: Education

A
list of useful on-line resources to help you in your professional research and
educational needs

Institute
of Alcohol Studies
www.ias.org.uk

1
Quay Street
St Ives
Cambridgeshire PE27 5AR
Tel: 01480 466766
Fax: 01480 497583

An
organisation that aims to increase the understanding of alcohol and of the
public policies necessary to reduce the problems associated with its use. The
site includes valuable information relevant to the OH professional including
factsheets on alcohol and the law and in the workplace, gives details of
policies at various organisations and how to identify anyone who may have a
problem with alcohol. Worth investigating.

Alcohol
Concern
www.alcoholconcern.org.uk

A
voluntary organisation, the site includes an on-line enquiry service and
library and can provide factsheets on all aspects of alcohol abuse. It has
useful links to other related sites. Worth a look.

Portman
Group
www.portman-group.org.uk

A
group representing drinks manufacturers in the UK, aims to prevent alcohol
misuse and promote sensible drinking. This is a colourful and easy-to-use site
that includes news stories, guides, support materials, a list of FAQs related
to alcohol and its potential misuse. It also provides excellent links to other
related sites.

Alcoholics
Anonymous
www.aa-uk.org.uk

Gives
details of meetings (updated monthly) and national and international links.

Alcohol
Education and Research Council
www.aerc.org.uk

A
fund established in 1982 to finance projects in the UK for education and
research into alcoholism, and to devise novel forms of help for those with a
drinking problem.

Drinkline

0800
917 8282

National
Addiction Centre

4
Windsor Walk
London SE5 8AF
Tel: 020-7703 5411

Established
to bring together scientists and clinicians working on aspects of substance
misuse. Rather academic, but does contain information relating to research
being undertaken and addresses and phone numbers for more information.

www.trashed.co.uk

The
Health Development Agency’s drug web site, gives information about the risks
and effects of drug abuse and the law.

www.dare.uk.com

A
charity dedicated to ensuring that children in the UK are able to deal with
drug-related issues. The site provides excellent information about the issue
and is bright and easy to navigate.

www.recovery.org.uk

Registered
UK charity for people with problems arising from misuse of drugs. A very
user-friendly site that provides excellent and straightforward background
information about all categories of drugs (including alcohol and tobacco) and
outlines their effects. It also includes a list of questions and answers which
could prove invaluable.

HSE
Information Centre

Broad
Lane
Sheffield S3 7QH
0541 545500

The
Employment Medical Advisory Service of the HSE, advice on all aspects of
occupational ill health.

National
Drugs Helpline

0800
776600
Free, confidential, 24 hours a day

Narcotics
Anonymous  

020-7263
8918

National
Solvent Abuse Helpline  

0808
800 2345

National
Drug Prevention Alliance  

01753
677917

Compiled
by Kate Rouy

This
listing is not exhaustive and the journal welcomes further additions from
readers as well as suggestions for further topics of interest to include in
this series

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